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person today at her funeral. besse cooper died on tuesday. she survived more than 11 decades and her family says she will be missed. here's cnn's george howell with more. >> reporter: she saw the turn of the century, twice. living 116 years, the world's oldest person. her 77-year-old son tells her story best. >> she was a very determined person and she felt she wanted to do it, she could do it. she did most of the time. >> well into her 100s. >> she lived home alone until she was 105. >> reporter: born in 1896, cooper moved from tennessee to georgia to teach during world war one and sydney cooper remembers she was very passionate about learning. >> she kept up with politics, read the paper every day and later when tv came on she watched the news on television. >> she was also a pioneer in the women's suffrage movement. >> i think she understood that it was not right, women could not vote and have a voice in this country and this democracy that we had. >> what was the event, out of all of those years, what was the biggest event that had the most impact? >> i think it would have been t
time. it frugal. they didn't waste anything." "never in her life did besse cooper ever have a driver's license. so, she never got over this bridge that was named after her just outside her hometown here in georgia. she did, though, at one point drive. during a license. and the only car she ever drove? the model was 68 years old, and she said she wanted to start drive because she lived in car, of course. but, we we thought she was too old. man, she was young. besse cooper died peacefully december 4th, 2012. went, and it was like she she looked beautiful." "what would you say people could learn from her?" "i think to be positive, in all aspects. her philosophy would get you ahead. be truthful, and honest." george howell. cnn, monroe, georgia. >> >> never count james bond out especially when it comes to the box office. 007 battled his way back to weekend. elizabeth corridan gives us a closer look in today's hollywood minute. bond is back on top. "skyfall" worked its way back to the number one spot in its fifth weekend on the big screen. the latest in the super-spy series took in 11-mill
at the fantastic life of bess cooper. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> what a day that was. in oklahoma, two deaf 8-year-old girls experienced a life changing moment when they heard for the first time. watch this. >> can you hear mama? can you hear me? can you? >> ruby and kate were adopted from ethiopia and moved to oklahoma. they just had docochlear implan. >> i had a huge implant in my throat. i thought i was going to lose it. having a communication issue like in ethiopia, your future is not entirely bright. >>> friends and family will remember the world's oldest person today at her funeral. bess cooper died on tuesday. she survived more than 11 decades. here is cnn's george howell with more on her life. >> reporter: she saw the turn of the century twice, living 116 years, the world's oldest person. her 77-year-old son tells her story best. >> she was a very determinant p
did bess cooper ever have a driver's license. so she never got the opportunity to drive over this bridge. it was named after her just outside her hometown here in georgia. she did, though, at one point, drive during a time when you didn't need a license. and the only car she ever drove, the model t. >> the day after my father died, she was 68 years old and said she wanted to start driving again. he had let her drive. she lived in the country. my father had a car, of course, but we talked her out of it because she was too old. i look back now, she was young. >> reporter: bess cooper died peacefully december 4th, 2012. >> we got kind of particular about the fact that she went -- it was just like she was getting ready to go. she went and got her hair fixed and she looked beautiful. >> what would you say people could learn from her? >> i think to be positive. in all aspects. her philosophy was hard work and honesty will get you ahead. be truthful and honest. >> reporter: george howell, cnn, monroe, georgia. >> it is college football's biggest award and it will be presented tonigh
that i am very concerned about the fiscal cliff but tearing up over besse cooper and the 8-year-old twins from oklahoma. what a morning you're having. >> what a life she had. >> amazing. >> well, let's talk about the cliff now that your eyes are dry. i hope this doesn't bring you to tears -- >> not yet. >> 24 days and counting until that deadline. but for the average american, what will it look like if we go off the cliff? will it be better for anyone? this is a very stressful time. you know, people talk about the cliff like it's this major event, which it is, but almost like a y2k. what are things going to look like january 2nd? from a paycheck perspective, you'll see less money in your paycheck if we do fall off the cliff. as far as the economy goes, not really a cliff. more like a slope and we are going to see most likely an economic slow down where jobs are going to slow down because we're not going to see companies expand. we're not going to be seeing them grow and this economy that we've been hoping to see in recovery really headed in the other direction. we can really face a recess
blamed the video. >> she lived 116 years and 100 days. besse cooper passed away and died peacefully in monroe, georgia. cooper was born in 1896 in tennessee and moved to georgia in world war i to be a teacher. what was the secret to her long life. she minded her own business and avoided junk food. >> brian: was not upset we had the twinkie problem. >> steve: not a problem for her. yesterday we heard from the president of the united states . he sat down with bloomburg. >> brian: not michael. >> steve: the tv company and said you know, i saw that plan, that letter that boehner sent me and not going to do it even though it is the first time the republicans went on record saying they are willing to raise revenues. the president said they have to raise the rates. he looked less like monte hall and more like monte burns. itch >> gretchen: he will not hold more meetings or face to face until the republicans agree to increase the tax rates. so what was on the paper yesterday was the idea to still increase revenue without increasing the actual tax rate by getting rid of the deductions and lo
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